(Un) Limited Repetition

Group exhibition curated by Emmanuel Cooper

Crafts Council, London 1 April – 6 June 1999

(Un)Limited, Repetition and Change in International Contemporary Craft explores repetition and individuality in the world of the handmade. The title suggests both freedom and borders and is a play on the ‘limited edition’. The exhibition looks at the way ideas are explored through closely related objects and through the theme of variation. It touches on topical questions such as individuality and duplication, the relationship of handmade objects to mass production, and the role of the unique artwork. The exhibition represents ten international artists and makers, who work in series, multiples and family forms, looking at the way these makers engage with ideas as well as material and process, extending the frame of reference for ceramics, textiles and metal